Discover Huddersfield have produced a series of little guided walk booklets, I decided to grab one and get out for a lunchtime walk and see what it is about.
This short walk is called the Historic Buildings Trail and it starts at the Railway Station
Impressive as the station is, remember to look at the other buildings which surround the square.
The Walk is about a mile long, and will take about 20 minutes
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Head off along Railway street which is to your left as you look at the station. Can you spot this cheeky fella?
Was this a statement by a disgruntled stone mason?
A right turn at the junction takes you down past Byram Arcade, with the impressive frontage,
more than matched by the inside, lots of unique shops, and a great cuppa at the BlueRooms if you have time. As you pass
Turn Right and you are in Market Place
Keep walking through the town centre (don’t forget to look up, above the shop frontages) until you get to Ramsden Street, and turn Left down to the Town Hall
and the library
Turning Right past the indoor market you take a dogleg and arrive at the ring road. Turn Left and follow the road past part of Huddersfield University. At Queen street, branch left and you will pass by the
Lawrence Batley Theatre
The end of Queen street presents you with a view of St Peters Church I prefer
the view from the other side
The Historic Building Trail suggests you walk along Lord street, which is fine, but you can walk through the church grounds too
whichever way you choose, turn Right at Northumberland street for
the Mechanics Institute building
The Trail scoots alongside the building on Friendly street, what a pleasent sounding place! A 90 degree left brings you finally to the conclusion of this walk, The Wholesale Market
There is a lot of information packed into the tiny booklet. I’m really pleased that I decided to take this short walk on.
If you get chance I recommend you give it a try. If you want on, the booklet is available from:
or you can